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Ondo Varsity Shutdown Indefinitely Over Students’ Death Caused By Dangote Truck



The authorities of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, has shut down academic activities in the Institution indefinitely.

This is coming after an accident caused by a truck belonging to Dangote Group claimed the lives of some students of the institution.

Naija News had earlier reported that some people were killed when a Dangote truck loaded with bags of cement crushed passersby, students and traders before ramming into shops opposite the university after it suffered break failure in Akungba-Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo State.

It was revealed that the institution decided to close the school due to the rising tension among students and indigenes of the community over the allegation that the state government has failed to attend to the issue causing the road accident.

The Acting Registrar of the Institution, Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, in a circular directed students to leave the school premises by 6:00 pm on Sunday.

The circular read “Further to our circular of Saturday 23rd January, 2021 and the attendant protest by students on Sunday, 24th January, 2021, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of Senate, has directed that the University be closed with immediate effect until further notice.”

“All students are therefore advised to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today, Sunday 24th January, 2021.”

Meanwhile some angry youths in the community on Sunday prevented a government delegation from entering the community.

It was disclosed that the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu sent the Chief of Staff, Olugbenga Ale and the Pro-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Dr. Tunji Abayomi to assess the situation.

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